Program Details

Way of Shambhala II: Sacred Path- Drala

with Stephen Vosper
February 15 / 7:00 PM - February 17 / 6:00 PM

DRALA is the third program in the Way of Shambhala Year Two Sacred Path series and introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world.

During a series of visionary experiences that took place between 1976 and 1980, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote down the Shambhala texts. The Sacred Path is based on these texts and on his extensive commentaries. These teachings are particularly intended to benefit beings who experience difficulties in this modern time.

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.

Prerequisite: Completion of 'Great Eastern Sun' and 'Windhorse' Sacred Path programs.

About Stephen Vosper:
Stephen Vosper is a student of both the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been studying and practicing the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings for more than 30 years.  Mr. Vosper was Dean of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies at the Boulder Shambhala Center, and has been teaching Buddhism and Shambhala Training for over 20 years. He currently is the appointed Chair of the Sakyong's Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments. He lives with his wife in Boulder Colorado, where he is a founding partner of Architecture Incorporated.

Generosity Policy: We are pleased so many people have been able to attend previous programs by taking advantage of SMCD's Generosity Policy over the years. If you are interested in continuing with the Way of Shambhala Year Two (WOS II) curriculum, we want you to know that the Generosity Policy is available to Members of SMCD for these programs -- this is a change as of August 2012.

If you are a member of Shambhala (SMCD or another Center or Group), please contemplate how much you can offer and give more or the suggested amount above based on your individual circumstances. The suggested program price reflects our costs to offer the program. Our generosity policy supports individuals who have special circumstances and need to "pay-what-you-can" due to financial hardship. To take advantage of our generosity policy, please contact us in advance of this Program at: Thank you!

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